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Welcome to Florence, home to the Siuslaw River Bridge, Historic Old Town, native rhododendrons and people with the biggest heart. Come for adventure and stay for the world-class entertainment.

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In recent years, Expedia named Florence first in “The 30 Most Beautiful Towns in America;” readers of The Oregonian voted Florence “People’s Choice” for best Oregon Coast Getaway and USA Today’s 10Best.com named Florence the second best northwest small town. In 2018, Portland Business Journal ranked Florence as one of “Oregon’s Coolest Coastal Towns” and 10Best.com showcased the town as one of America’s “Best Small Towns for Adventure.” Keep an eye out for stunning rhododendrons that bloom every spring. The plant is the inspiration behind the city’s annual Rhododendron Festival, held in May, the third oldest flower festival on the West Coast, and the reason Florence is known as the City of Rhododendrons. “Oregon’s Coastal Playground” also has another name, “Florence — A City in Motion.” Visit ci.florence.or.us for updates on the city’s ever-evolving public art projects and construction on Highway 101 5 and at Florence City Hall.

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TOWN eat u shop u play IN HISTORIC OLD TOWN FLORENCE

The heart of Florence is Historic Old Town, a stretch of beautiful buildings that showcases local shops, restaurants, artists and scenery all year long in a community that began in the late 1800s.

In view for most of the walk along Bay Street, the Siuslaw 6 River Bridge spans both the Siuslaw River, which joins the Pacific Ocean just beyond the bridge, and the history of the coast. Commissioned in 1934 and completed in 1936, the art deco structure links the architecture of the historic buildings in Old Town with the people who make Florence, “The City in Motion.” Oregon Department of Transportation plans to complete improvements on the bridge in early 2019. Many of the popular establishments in Old Town have preserved their architecture from the early 1900s. Several historic buildings are marked with signs explaining their heritage. In view of the bridge, Waterfront Depot Restaurant was actually once the Mapleton Train Depot and was transported to its site on Bay Street. The Bridgewater Fish House, still known as the Kyle Building, was built in 1901 as the first mercantile here. On Maple Street, the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is in the renovated 1905 schoolhouse, later known as the Callison BuildMidcoast Wave 2018–2019

ing. Also on Maple Street are the Johnson House, No. 216; the David House, No. 232; the Masonic Lodge, No. 184; and the old Electric Company, now The Chicken C o o p at No. 129.

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Further up Maple Street, No. 168 was a boarding house in 1910 and now houses Red’s Barber Shop and a vintage store, Thrifty Threads. River Roasters, at 1240 Bay St., also occupies an older building. Located in a converted garage and outboard motor repair shop formerly called Bill’s Garage, the coffee shop offers an excellent view of the Siuslaw River Bridge Be sure to explore the streets just off Bay Street as well. This area includes the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center at 290 Highway 101, salons, restaurants and Port Hole Books and Publications, at 179 Laurel St. Back near the Siuslaw River Bridge, take a moment to view the Veterans Memorial Park near the intersection of Bay and Kingwood streets along the Siuslaw River. The park is dedicated to U.S. armed forces and is the site of the annual Memorial Day observance ceremony. On Nov. 11, the annual Veterans Day Parade shows gratitude for the service and sacrifice of both active duty service members and veterans.

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along with outside seating, local art, seasonal gifts, fresh pastries, gourmet teas and espresso roasted in-house. For another delicious coffee option, visit Old Town Coffee and Art Gallery, at 1251/2 Nopal St., just across the street from Mo’s Restaurant, 7 for tasty treats, delightful drinks and a local art gallery. Right next door is the brand-new Florence Farmers Market, open from May to October on Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Visit RiverCal.org for more information on local vendors, musicians and ways to get involved. The Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Site is a gathering spot with paths, tables, benches and signs that explain the area’s history, geology and landscape. The site also offers spectacular views of the historic bridge. Gazebo Park also overlooks the bridge and offers picnic space, cool shade and shelter from the rain. Find fashion and fun in stylish women’s clothing at Bonjour Boutique, 1336 Bay St., or selections for the whole family at Stitch & Sole, 1377 Bay St. Reigning Cats and Dogs, 1384 Bay St., has treats, collars and collectibles

for the furriest members of your family. In Old Town, art lives and breathes in the many shops and galleries, including Backstreet Gallery, a co-op of more than 20 Florence artists, at 1421 Bay St., and the Florence Regional Arts Alliance, which offers classes in various media for all artists as well as a gallery at its Art Center, 120 Maple St. Just one block away, The Studios at Jayne Smoley Designs is making a name as both an art space and a Pilates studio at 1458 First St. Florence’s Public Art Committee is bringing public art into the spotlight in 2018. Look for the Art Exposed Public Art Gallery in five locations on Bay Street and in other notable areas around town. For more information, visit ci. florence.or.us/bc-pac. Midcoast Wave 2018–2019


Come into PLAY A CTIVITIES FOR YOUTH & FAMILIES

Florence is full of opportunities for exploration and learning — for people of all ages.

Besides many adventure opportunities in the Great Outdoors, the area offers the Siuslaw Public Library District, the Siuslaw and Mapleton school districts and after-school activities for youth. In addition, Florence has brought youth opportunities to the forefront. From area parks, such as PepperOaks Pocket Park, off 35th Street, and Miller Park, off 18th Street, to increased youth-based organizations, the area is ready to entertain and educate your child year-round. Look for annual events, such as the Rhododendron Court, Kiwan8 is Kids Games, Davis Shows NW Carnival, Rotary Easter Egg Hunt, Scare-CROW Haunted Maze, sum-

mer theater and dance camps and more. • Boys and Girls Club of Western Lane County — bgcwlc.org • Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops — crowkids.com • Siuslaw Baseball Association — siuslawbaseball@gmail.com • Siuslaw Youth Soccer Association — siuslawsoccer.wordpress.com • & local Cub, Boy and Girl Scout Troops.

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When it rains, there’s more! If you’re waiting for sunshine and needing something to do, Florence has many opportunities to stay dry while exploring art and culture. City Lights Cinemas, 1930 Highway 101, has the perfect blend of blockbuster hits and indie flicks showing in four theaters. Show times start at noon and continue t h rou g h out the day. Be sure to catch arthouse films, feature documentaries and Shakespeare and enjoy cuisine from local food trucks. Visitors are always welcome at the Siuslaw Public Library, 1460 Ninth St. In addition to a large collection of books, periodicals, DVDs and videos, there are art exhibits, computers, free WiFi, genealogy information, story time and activities for youth, reading programs and frequent presentations and entertainment. Local museums offer glimpses into the past. Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, located at 278 Maple St., has friendly volunteers who can show Florence’s progression through its colorful history. Oregon Coast Military Museum, www.TheSiuslawNews.com

2145 Kingwood St. near the local airport, provides education about the military, from World War I through current conflicts, as well as displays of veterans’ artifacts and memorabilia from their service. Many excellent galleries, as well as fine shops and businesses, regularly display high-quality artwork, thanks to the many talented artists and craftspeople who live and work here. The artwork is diverse — oils and watercolors, textiles, glass, photography, sculpture, mixed media, pottery, artisan jewelry, blown glass, turned wood, artisan greeting cards and more. Galleries are spread all over. One good way to sample it all is to take a self-guided tour on the second Saturday of each month. From 3 to 5 p.m., the Second Saturday Gallery Tour travels to multiple sites to view the works, meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. The venues and featured artists vary

each month. Are you an artist yourself? Florence Regional Arts Alliance offers classes in various media for all artists as well as a gallery at its Art Center, 120 Maple St., The Studio at Jayne Smoley Designs, 1458 First St., features fused glass and painting workshops, and find premium art materials at BeauxArts Fine Art Materials and Gallery at 2285 Highway 101 Suite H. For those wanting to stay active, stop in at Holiday Bowl, 1710 27th St., for bowling, pool, video games and air hockey. The local gym, Coastal Fitness at 2285 Highway 101, has state-of-theart equipment, a women’s circuit training room, gym,

swimming pools and many classes. Day and week passes are available for visitors. Florence Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood St., a gathering place for everyone, is open to all ages and offers daily activities such as card games, line dancing and exercise and art classes. On the highway, just around the corner from 9 Old Town, is the Florence Antiques District, where rows of shops beckon to antique hunters. Find coastal artifacts like Japanese floats mixed with vintage jewelry, antique furniture, collectables, accessories and clothing. With all these inside venues to explore, it won’t be long until the sun returns.

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Venture FORTH hike u camp u fun ON THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST

Parks and campgrounds surround the Florence area, providing access to numerous lakes, trails and beaches, all within quick driving distance of the city. Some are great for hiking, others are perfect for beachcombing. Make an expedition out of visiting as many of these coastal gems as you can.

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Sutton Recreation Area

5 miles Perched along Sutton Lake, the campgrounds and a day-use area offer multiple creeks and miles of trails to explore.

Alder Dune Campground

7 miles This campground, which skirts a small lake, is open year-round with sites for tents, trailers and RVs.

Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area

12 miles A popular beach with trails to the lighthouse, Heceta Head is one of the most visited and photographed landmarks on the West Coast.

Carl G. Washburne State Park

Stonefield Beach

19 miles Visitors cross smooth, black stones to reach a perfect expanse of beach.

Neptune State Scenic Viewpoint

22 miles The park encompasses four waysides along Highway 101, including Strawberry Hill and Bob Creek, which offer perfect day-at-the-beach access.

14 miles A fully equipped campground with Baker Beach Cape Perpetua Scenic Area spaces for RVs and tents, Washburne State 8 miles 23 miles Park has amenities such as showers, cookThis beach is a popular place for hikers, ing pits and electrical access, all within Trails wind through miles of old-growth birdwatchers and horseback riders who easy access of the beach. forest with breathtaking ocean views, plus want to explore the coastal area. campgrounds and an interpretive center. Midcoast Wave 2018–2019

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south of florence Port of Siuslaw RV Campground

Historic Old Town With 105 sites along the river, a gazebo, Wi-Fi, restrooms and showers, on-site laundry, cable TV and full hookups, the port’s campground is a highly appealing spot located a short walk from Historic Old Town in Florence.

Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park

Harbor Vista Park

4 miles Located off Rhododendron Drive within the City of Florence, this campground has ocean views and river access. Follow the main road to the North Jetty own river, ocean access and three campbeach area, which is popular with hikers, grounds. surfers, whale watchers and divers.

3 miles Tahkenitch Campground This park, the second largest overnight 13 miles campground in the state, is known for its Siltcoos Recreation Area This campground area includes a lake unique campsites, wide-open space for 8 miles picnics and play, access to local lakes and Centered between the lake of its name- that reaches miles inland to trails, campdunes, dozens of trails, as well as a fishing sake and the Oregon Dunes National grounds and breathtaking viewpoints perdock, boat ramp and boat rentals. Recreation Area, the Siltcoos area has its fect for birdwatching.

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east of florence Archie Knowles Campground

a bit of history of the area. It takes you North Fork Siuslaw Campground on a discovery of the North Fork Trail, 18 miles 27 miles Located beside Highway 126 among which later became the Mapleton Hill This open campground is open May to Douglas fir, spruce and huckleberry, Ar- Road. September. It offers river access and some chie Knowles Campground is open from amenities. April to October each year. It offers nine Sw eet Creek Falls Trail RV sites with restrooms and drinking wa25 miles PAWN Trail ter available. Knowles Creek flows gently This trail follows the scenic cascading 28 miles beside the campground. waters of Sweet Creek. Hikers will enPAWN is a 4,000-foot trail loop named counter 11 waterfalls in all, each framed for four families that were very important by mossy rocks and ferns and under a in the establishment of the Post Office on Mapleton Hill Pioneer canopy of Douglas fir, alder and big leaf the upper part of the North Fork Siuslaw Trailhead maple. This trail consists of four segments River in the early 1900s: Poole, Ackerly, 21 miles ranging from .1 miles to 1.1 miles. Worthington and Norlands. The W later The trail is a self guided tour through stood for the Woosley family. www.TheSiuslawNews.com

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GREEN

The Florence area is home to two premier 18-hole golf courses and an 18-hole miniature course — all just minutes from the heart of Old Town. Between these three locations, there are unlimited golfing experiences available to golfers young and old, experienced or novice. Golfers can enjoy a rare mixture of scenic beauty and challenging design that holds true to the game’s Scottish heritage at Ocean Dunes or Florence golf links, or the whimsical fun of Sandland Adventures’ 18-hole miniature course.

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Florence Golf Links 1201 35th St.

Designed by world-renowned course designer Rees Jones, Florence uses sweeping landscapes and expansive ponds to create a hallmark experience that earned the course accolades as the Best New Public Course in America by Golf Digest in 1993 — with a rating of 4-1/2 out of 5 stars. The course’s 7,190-yard par-72 course is open all year and includes a driving range, putting green and sand trap practice area. The Grill and Lounge at Florence Golf Links offers a full bar and creative menu, as well as event space. For more information, visit www.florence golflinks. com or call 541997-1940.

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Ocean Dunes Golf Links

Sandland Adventures

This course offers spectacular views as golfers make their way through natural sand dunes left by ancient rivers and seas. Ocean Dunes was designed by well-known architect William Robinson, who kept the wind in mind while creating its low-running shots and high-lofted approaches. The course will challenge the ability of any golfer as they think their way around its unique landscape. The par-71 course, with 18 holes and a 70 rating, is open to the public. It is a favorite for locals and travelers alike and offers a clubhouse and snack bar. For more information, call 541-997-3232 or visit www.threerivers casino.com/ golf.

In addition to being home to one of the area’s most exciting dune buggy experiences, Sandland Adventures also hosts an 18-hole miniature golf course that includes waterfalls, flowers, an enchanted castle and rich landscaping for golfers young and old. The adventures don’t stop there — after golfing, you can ride the dunes, have fun bumping and splashing on the bumper boats, race on the Grand Prix style gokart track or take a ride on the Cloverline Railroad, a half-mile tour of 9 acres of property, including a tunnel, wooded areas, gardens, lakes and more. For more information, call 541997-8087 or visit www. s andland. com.

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Make a SPLASH lake u river u ocean ADVENTURES

With the Pacific Ocean as well as many lakes and rivers in and near Florence, water-related activities are as much a part of the Florence scene as Historic Old Town. In fact, neighboring Bay Street is the Port of Siuslaw Boardwalk and campground. Many outdoor activities on the Siuslaw River revolve around the 14 Port of Siuslaw. Its boat moorage docks, boat launches, boardwalk, RV, camping and biker/hiker campsites along the river in Florence and the convenience dock in Mapleton are all under the jurisdiction of the port. In all, the port is responsible for almost 700 square miles of the Siuslaw River watershed. The Port of Siuslaw Campground, located along the banks of the Siuslaw River, includes 91 RV hookup sites, 11 campsites, 12 biker/hiker campsites, a wind protected gazebo, boat launch and moorage, and a fish-cleaning station. All guests have access to laundry and shower/restroom facilities on site. The campground is conveniently locat-

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ed within easy strolling distance of the many shops and restaurants in Florence’s Historic Old Town. Other port amenities include a fuel dock, boat hoist, cable TV and Wi-Fi. The port docks offer short-term transient moorage and long-term monthly or annual moorage to both recreational and commercial fishing vessels. Visitors often find commercial fishermen selling seasonal catches, such as fresh tuna, right off the boat. During the summer, the port’s boardwalk area is the location for the popular open-air Old Town Market, as well as the Rhododendron Festival carnival in May. The city’s Fourth of July fireworks show is launched from the river and the boardStop by the Port of Siuslaw Office, 100 walk provides a dramatic, up close van- Harbor St., or call 541-997-3040 for more tage point. information.

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Boating

Fishing and crabbing are the principal boating activities around the Florence area, but water skiing on Woahink and Mercer lakes are also popular, as well as sightseeing. Most lakes have easily accessible public boat launch areas. The Siuslaw River has several boat launch ramps between Florence and Mapleton. There also is a launch location along the Siuslaw River North Fork tributary.

Surfing

For the brave souls willing to brave the elements, the Siuslaw River and area beaches offer the chance to surf — wetsuit any day on the Siuslaw River. The more recommended. adventurous also can jump waves while windsurfing off the gently sloping beach Windsurfing behind the South Jetty. Take South Jetty Florence has a well-deserved reputation Road all the way to the end to discover for being windy. This is good news for some great ocean windsurfing. windsurfers. Rivers and lakes, especially the ones near the ocean, are known for Kayaking, Canoeing consistent winds for much of the sum& Paddleboarding mer season. The Pacific Ocean near FlorFlorence is gaining a reputation as ence also has steady winds that build in one of the best paddle destinations on strength in the afternoon. Windsurfers can catch a ride almost the Oregon coast, if not the entire state.

Both the Siuslaw and Siltcoos rivers have designated paddle routes. The 30-mile Siuslaw Water Trail extends up both the Siuslaw and North Fork rivers, as well as circumnavigating Cox Island. Launching from Florence’s Old Town, the trail consists of several separate routes to allow for trips of any duration. For more information visit siuslawwatertrail.com, or pick up a brochure at the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce. Siltcoos River offers an extraordinary paddling adventure along a three-mile journey from Siltcoos Lake to the Pacific Ocean. Launching at the boat ramp on Siltcoos Lake, the narrow, meandering river will take you under Highway 101, over a kayak portage ramp next to a small dam, along intimate beaches and forested hillsides and finally out to the sandy shores of the Pacific Ocean, just in time for a picnic lunch on a nearly deserted sandy beach. The many other lakes near Florence offer additional paddling opportunities for bird watching, fishing and exploring the natural 15 beauty of the area.

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sights to see Birdw atching

There are hundreds of spots along the Oregon coast popular with birdwatchers. In fact, more than 18 million people visit the coast annually to see the dozens of native species of birds that make the Florence area their home. In the South Jetty area, birdwatchers gather in the third parking lot for a good view of the marsh. Shorebirds can be spotted past the foredunes and to the beach, as well as among the tidal flats. A cormorant rookery can be seen from the port. Both Cleawox and Woahink lakes provide freshwater and mature forests for a diverse community of bird species. To the north, Cape Perpetua and Sea Lion Caves are popular viewing

points for shorebirds. To the east, head inland to area trails. Along the way, look for birds big and small, from eagles to finches. At Siltcoos Lake, winter and summer provide views of an abundance of ducks and coots. Also in the Siltcoos area, birders can go to the Waxmyrtle Trail and Lagoon Campground, where the many kinds of birds can be seen.

Whale Watching

Every year, thousands of grey whales migrate from the frigid waters of Alaska’s Bering and Beaufort seas south to the warm shallow waters of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. There, the females give birth and then return in the spring — an an-

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nual journey of more than 10,000 miles. The whales pass through Oregon waters near the end of December on their way south and again toward the end of March on their way back north with their calves. As many as 18,000 whales pass along the Oregon coast during those times. Look for Oregon’s annual Whale Watching Weeks and visit 24 staffed locations along the coast. During these weeks, trained volunteers will be available to help visitors spot whales and answer questions. The three designated whale watching locations closest to Flor- 17 ence are the Sea Lion Caves turnout, Cook’s Chasm and the Cape Perpetua Interpretive Center, all north of town on Highway 101. Binoculars and warm clothes are standard whale watching gear. Calm days and elevated locations are best for spotting whales.

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Great CATCH

crab u clam u fish IN THE SIUSLAW REGION

The Florence area offers a bountiful harvest of seafood for the outdoor enthusiast. The Siuslaw River is famous for its fall runs of Chinook and Coho salmon, as well as win18 ter steelhead. Clamming on the beaches and mud flats during minus low tides and crabbing off the public docks often result in success. The many lakes surrounding Florence teem with trout, bass and other excellent pan fish. If you are into seafood, then you have definitely come to the right place.

Crabbing

Dungeness crab, arguably the finest tasting crabmeat in the world, is a favorite among Florence residents and visitors, and crabbing is a popular family activity. Crabbing is allowed (with a license) off most of the Port of Siuslaw docks, right in Old Town. Another excellent spot is off the public crabbing dock south of Florence near the end of South Jetty Road. Crab nets or rings as well as crab bait can be purchased or rented from several places in Florence. An annual shellfish license for Oregon residents, which is good for crabbing and clamming, is $10. A three-day license is $19. Either one will pay for itself with the first legal crab you catch. Anyone over the age of 12 must have a license. The limit is 12 legal male crabs per person. No female crabs may be taken. The best time to crab is between one hour before to one hour after high or low tide. Gently pull up the slack on the crab line until it feels taught, then quickly pull the crab ring up. If crabs feel movement within the net, they will scatter. Closed traps are the best, as they allow the smaller crabs to escape while keeping in the larger ones. Midcoast Wave 2018–2019

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Fishing

In the state of Oregon, you must have a license to fish or to harvest any shellfish. Check with local sporting goods stores to determine which kind of license you will need. Each fall, beginning around the middle of August and running through the middle or end of November, the Siuslaw River turns into an angler’s paradise. Chinook salmon, some weighing 30, 40 and even 50 pounds, return to their spawning grounds after spending from three to five years in the ocean. Coho salmon, their smaller cousins, also return in large numbers. Fishermen come from far and wide to try their luck at catching one or more of these prized sports fish. You don’t have to be an expert to catch salmon; luck is always part of any good fisherman’s tackle. But you can improve your odds by hiring one of the area’s experienced professional fishing guides. You

can also get plenty of free advice at plac- Florence a pastime the entire family can es like True Value Hardware and The enjoy. Sportsman. Both sell fishing and One popular fishing lake is Cleawox crabbing licenses as well. Lake, three miles south of FlorWinter Steelhead fishing ence. There are several good begins later in the winter bank fishing spots and a and runs through April. handicapped accessible Steelhead are seafishing dock. Other run rainbow trout local lakes where that return you can fish off like salmon the bank, to spawn or use the in the same public boat stream they launch, include were hatched. UnMunsel and Sutton like salmon, Steelhead lakes, north of Florence, often return to the ocean and Woahink and Siltcoos after spawning. Many fisherlakes south of town. men consider the Steelhead to Most of the fish caught in lobe the premier fighting fish of the cal lakes are rainbow trout, planted Northwest. every year by the Oregon Department Visitors and locals alike find trout of Fish and Wildlife. This ensures a confishing in one of the many lakes around sistent supply.

Clamming

shellfish license and a good low There are essentially two tide. Razor clams are more chaltypes of clamming in the Florlenging and more scarce, but ence area — bay clamming and beach clamming. Razor clams may be found along stretches of beach north of town. Bay clams include cockle, gaper and softshell. The daily limit is a total of 20, of which 12 may be gaper or geoduck clams. The best location for bay clamming in Florence is the wide, flat areas of the Siuslaw River and North Fork, east of town along Highway 126. You will need a shovel, a bucket, a

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HAVE FUN! BEACH SAFE! BEWARE THE SNEAKER WAVE

BEWARE OF HIGH, STEEP CLIFFS

They´re called sneaker waves because they appear without warning, often surging high up on the beach with deadly force, and are impossible to predict. Sneaker waves also carry a large amount of sand that can saturate your clothes, weighing you down and making escape difficult if not impossible. How to play it safe: Never turn your back on the ocean.

Assume that all cliff edges are unstable. Wet trails or soft sand and earth can make for unstable footing. Rocks can be slippery even when it isn’t raining. How to play it safe: Make sure you wear proper footwear, and stick to the trails. Stay behind guard fences and railings, and don´t get too close to the edge.

WATCH THOSE LOGS

Standing at the base of an Oceanside cliff can be dangerous, especially if it has an overhang. In some places, winter storms and high waves have eroded the shoreline, increasing the chance of collapse and slides. How to play it safe: Beware of falling rocks, and don´t climb on bluffs and eroding hillsides. Don´t walk along the base of cliffs unless absolutely necessary.

The ocean is strong enough to pick up even the biggest log and plop it down on top of you. Some logs may look small, but even the tiny ones can be waterlogged and weigh tons. How to play it safe: If you see a log in the surf or on wet sand, stay off it.

RIP CURRENTS Rip currents are strong currents of water that rush out to sea. They are stronger than even the best swimmer. These currents can swiftly sweep unwary beachcombers and waders off their feet and out to 20 sea. Rip currents may appear as dark, choppy water. Any time you see debris and foam floating out to sea, chances are you have found a rip current. Avoid the area. How to play it safe: Parents keep your kids close when playing in the ocean. If caught in a rip current,don’t panic .Swim parallel to the beach until you are out of the current, then head for the beach.

KNOW THE TIDES Incoming tides isolate rocks from headlands and the shore. Avoid the temptation of strolling out to an interesting rock without knowing when the tide rolls back in. Free tide tables are readily available at state park offices, information centers and many shops and motels. How to play it safe: Stay off rocks and small, enclosed beaches. Know when the tide is coming in by visiting the tidetable website at the Hatfield Marine Science Center http://weather.hmsc.oregonstate.edu/weather/ tides/tides.html

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C&M Stables

Beach and dune rides are the specialty of C&M Stables, located eight miles north of Florence. C&M has been offering coastal horseback riding adventures since 1981. Rides are from one to four hours, depending on the package, and will accommodate between two and 13 rider (www. oregonhorsebackriding.com). 22

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miles north of Florence, Heceta Head Lighthouse is a working lighthouse that was built in 1894. The 56-foot-tall landmark stands 205 feet above sea level. The “first order” Fresnel lens beam can be seen up to 24 miles offshore. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast and is rumored to be the most photographed lighthouse in the United States. Near the lighthouse is the old assistant lighthouse keeper’s house, which has been turned into an award-winning bed and breakfast (www.hecetalighthouse. Heceta Head Lighthouse Perched on the tip of Heceta Head, 13 com).

ence, just off Mercer Lake Road, the 18acre Darlingtonia State Natural Site is the only state park in Oregon dedicated to the preservation of a single plant species, the rare Darlingtonia californica, a carnivorous plant, also called the cobra lily. It traps insects in its tubular, cobra-shaped hood and digests them to supplement the low nitrogen soil of the bogs in which it grows. A well-maintained boardwalk allows for accessible viewing.

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Sea Lion Caves

An iconic Oregon coast tourist destination since 1932, Sea Lion Caves, 11 miles north of Florence, draws upwards of 150,000 visitors annually to view one of the largest sea grottos in the world, home to the only known winter rookery of Stellar sea lions, as well as California sea lions. Take the elevator down 208 feet to view the cave and its colony of sea lions. Sea Lion Caves’ gift shop offers an extensive range of mementos, gifts and snacks. There also is a whale watching deck just below the gift shop that provides a 20-mile view out into the Pacific, perfect for spotting migrating grey whales.

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There are few places on earth that can match the pristine natural beauty of the central Oregon coast. Join Aero Legends Biplane Rides on the adventure of a lifetime and strap yourself into a beautifully restored classic open-cockpit Stearman biplane. Smell the ocean surf and fresh pine forests. Several popular tours are available or you can choose where you want to fly. Visit www.aerolegends. com for more information.

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From Heceta Head to Coos Bay, from sea level to as high as 500 feet, the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area offers a wealth of recreation for everyone — from those who enjoy a quiet hike or horseback ride and the possible sighting of wildlife to those who enjoy an action-packed adventure on two or four wheels. Florence provides the northernmost access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreational Area (ODNRA), a beautiful expanse rich in biodiversity and options for recreation. The dunes stretch for 31,566 acres within the Siuslaw National Forest and is administered by the United States Forest Service. It is so visually striking that it inspired author Frank Herbert to research and write the famous science fiction novel “Dune” in 1965, as well as the subsequent series. People can experience the dunes themselves every day and in every weather. Feel the wind in your hair as you soar down the dunes on a sandrail or grab a friend and take on the sand yourself on a dirt bike or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad. There are few marked trails, so check in with local sand-related agencies and let people know where you plan to go before heading into the area. Just 10 miles south of Florence, the Oregon Dunes

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Overlook offers breathtaking views of the dunes and the ocean, as well as guided tours by ODNRA rangers. A three-mile roundtrip trail through the dunes to the beach gives hikers the opportunity to explore every aspect of this unique landscape. 27 Wheelchair accessible sites, such as Lagoon or Taylor Dune Trail and Oregon Dunes Day Use, open the wonders of the dunes to all visitors. In 2014, the Siuslaw National Forest convened a group of stakeholders concerned about the threat to the dunes ecosystem and recreational opportunities due to the rapid spread of invasive species. The Oregon Dunes Restoration Collaborative has since developed a strategy for how to restore the dunes. In 2018, in an effort to raise public awareness, the group released this strategy as a coffee-table book along with a digital version on their companion website, www. SaveOregonDunes.org.

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In addition to being the world’s first sandboard park, Sand Master Park is home to the best rides, equipment and sandboarding instructors in the world. During the summer, the park also hosts competitions that draw champion sandboarders to compete for the world title. The park is at 5351 Highway 101 in Florence. For more information, call 541-997-6006 or visit www. sandmasterpark.com.

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as few as four — or as many as 34 — riders. Both are located south of Florence along Highway 101. For more information, visit www.sandland.com or www. sanddunesfrontier.com.

Dune lovers who prefer motorized entertainment descend upon “The Hill” and the other popular off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding areas off South Jetty Road, less than a mile south of the Siuslaw River Bridge in ATV and OHV camping Florence. Eight miles south of Florence, the For sand adventurers who prefer someone else do the driving, both Siltcoos Recreation Area offers sevSandland Adventures and Sand Dunes eral campgrounds with OHV staging arFrontier offer rides on OHVs that seat eas and direct access to the dunes.

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Beachcombing

Long sandy beaches stretch for miles in either direction from the mouth of the Siuslaw River. There are many pullouts and parking spots along South Jetty Road. A short hike up and over the dunes will reward you with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and un-crowded miles of beachcombing. On the north side of the mouth of the Siuslaw River, the wide, flat beach extends all the way north to Heceta Head. Around Florence, sandy areas beyond the dunes, such as Heceta Beach at the north edge of town and the North Jetty to the west, offer opportunities for a lazy day of beachcombing, surfing, hiking and kite flying with easy access to parking.

Hiking, exploring and birdwatching

About eight miles north of Florence is Baker Beach, a popular place for hikers who want to explore sand and beach in areas less traveled by the tourists. Birdwatchers and horseback riders also enjoy this beach for all it has to offer. At its northernmost point, the sand abruptly gives way to the rocks at the base of Heceta Head. People are welcome to take their favorite furry friend on an adventure on the dunes or beach, but must remember to keep an eye out for protected wildlife species and other recreationists. Bring a leash and clean-up bags — and don’t forget drinking water for you and your pet.

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concerts u plays u shows IN FLORENCE ’ S THRIVING ART SCENE

Art galleries, theater groups and musicians all thrive in the Florence area, providing top-notch entertainment year-round at the Florence Events Center, Three Rivers Casino Resort, area galleries and other venues around town.

Florence Events Center

Florence is the “City in Motion,” and nowhere is this truer than at Florence Events Center (FEC), 715 Quince St. With something going on almost every day of the year, this 30 21,000-square-foot facility annually hosts events ranging from ballet to blues and everything in between. Outstanding annual events keep audiences returning to the FEC, such as the Florence Festival of Books in September, juried art shows in Galleries One and Five and jazz and music festivals. SEAcoast Entertainment Association presents a concert series each year that brings notable performers to town, and local performing groups, like Community Chorus of Florence and The FloTones, hold concerts throughout the year. Visit online at eventcenter.org or call 541-997-1994.

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Three Rivers Casino Resort

Three Rivers Casino Resort, 5647 Highway 126, offers card games, slot machines, karaoke, giveaways, dining and concerts, in addition to operating a hotel and golf course. Headliners such as America, The Monkeys, Smothers Brothers, Crystal Gayle, 38 Special and Tony Orlando dazzle audiences in the casino’s 700-seat concert venue. Bands rock out to all genres, including Florence’s own Miles To Go Quintet. The 15,500-square-foot gaming facility is open 24 hours a day. There’s so much happening in Florence with golf tournaments, concerts and other events that Three Rivers Casino recently expanded to Coos Bay.

Live Entertainment

Florence also is home to talented acting troupes and performers. The Last Resort Players theater company performs dramas and comedies sea-

sonally at the FEC. Find current season information at www.lastresortplayers. com. Poison Pen Players perform a variety of murder mysteries and musical revues penned by local playwrights. Children’s Repertory of Oregon Workshops (CROW) hosts workshops and classes for youth and adults at its building, 3120 Highway 101 in Florence. Come see the cast of 60 children, ages 3 to 21, perform charming versions of popular musicals and fairy tales. A full contingent of volunteers teaches students to sing, dance and act and work on and off stage. Find current season information and year-round activities at crowkids. com. For more adult entertainment, Florence is also home to drag queens Fanny Rugburn and Ana Khonda, who perform all over town and throughout Oregon.

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JUNE – Last Resort Players “A Nice Family Gathering” Coastal Fitness Spring Show Big Wave Poetry Fest JULY - Relay for Life VANS Ice Cream Social AUGUST - Florence Coin & Stamp Show Disaster Prep Expo SEPTEMBER - Florence Festival of Books OCTOBER - OKTOBERFEST “Dog Races” Senior Good Life Expo SEA Coast “Doowah Riders”

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JANUARY – Winter Music Festival FEBRUARY – Crab Crack MARCH – Florence Home & Garden Show APRIL – Florence Fest MAY – Rhody Days Art Fest & Flower Show

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concerts u plays u meetings ON STAGE & OFF Venues such as the Florence Events Center, Three Rivers Casino Resort, Florence Senior Center and more offer a variety of meeting spaces. Reserve everything from one room to the entire FEC for your board retreat, reception, memorial, gallery opening, car club and more. For additional resources, contact the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce (www.FlorenceChamber.com) or go to RiverCal.org to see what the Siuslaw region can set up for you.

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City Lights Cinemas

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Class Act Theatre

509 Kingwood St. www.catproductions.org

Driftwood Shores Resort & Conference Center 88416 First Ave. www.driftwoodshores.com

Florence Events Center 750 Quince St. www.EventCenter.org

Florence Golf Links 1201 35th St. Florencegolflinks.com

Florence Senior Center

1570 Kingwood St. www. florenceseniorcenter.org

Port of Siuslaw Campground & Marina 100 Harbor St. www.portofsiuslaw.com

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Events & TRADITIONS There is always something to do in the City of Rhododendrons, and events — from unique to traditional — keep this coastal community busy year-round. Be sure to check out the following activities in the Florence area — and build memories around these annual events.

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Rhododendron Festival

For 111 years, residents of Florence have gathered each spring, now the third weekend in May, to celebrate the native rhododendron. The 111th Annual Rhododendron Festival, set for May 16-20, keeps the tradition alive. It is the city’s largest and best-known event. During the lead-up to Rhody Days, the Rhododendron Senior and Junior Courts prepare for the Coronation of 33 Queen Rhododendra and King of the Coast on May 16 at the Florence Events Center. This year’s theme, “Rhody Rendezvous,” features Florence’s first First Citizen as the grand marshal of the Grand Floral Parade, beginning at noon on Sunday, May 20, as it heads down Highway 101 and into Old Town with themed floats, marching bands, hot rods and more, all to emphasize Florence as “The City of Rhododendrons.” A variety of family activities are planned throughout the weekend, including a car cruise and show, 5K run, vendor fair, art and flower shows and the ever-popular Davis Shows NW Carnival, which is set up at the Port of Siuslaw in Historic Old Town. For a complete schedule of events, stop by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 290 Highway 101 or visit florencechamber.com.

Pick up your Florence Art Passport at these locations:

Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Pioneer Museum FRAA - Florence Regional Arts Alliance | Backstreet Gallery The River Gallery | Rodger Bennett Photography Dragon Art | Florence Events Center | Siuslaw Public Library BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery | Frames of Florence Oregon Coast Military Museum | Digital Dunes Photography #FlorenceArtPassport

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Rods ’n’ Rhodies & Community-wide Garage Sale

For the 11th consecutive year, the Rods ’n’ Rhodies Invitational Car Show is set to roll into Old Town over the weekend of Sept. 7-9. With more than 100 high-end hot rods coming from all over the western United States and Canada, this year’s show is sure to be something worth attending. That same weekend, there are 34 treasures aplenty waiting to be found at more than 60 locations during the sixth annual Community-wide Garage Sale. Homes and businesses around the city and surrounding area participate.

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Florence Festival of Books

Anyone who loves reading will want to visit the Florence Festival of Books, an annual book fair for both authors and publishers. Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the festival opens this year on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Florence Events Center. More than 50 authors and publishers of all different genres will be present, with their books available for sale and signing. New authors are encouraged to attend and learn how to have their work published.

Wine Walk, Chowder Trail & Great Glass Float Giveaway

Join the community for another adventure in Historic Old Town to celebrate the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America during the sixth annual Chowder Trail and Wine Walk, now featuring the Great Glass Float Giveaway. On Oct. 6 and 7, take a stroll along Bay Street to search for glass floats in a treasure hunt, while sipping wine and sampling chowder and other tasty cuisine at local restaurants. Live music and drawings for prizes are included. Visit florencechamber.com for more information.

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Florence Holiday Festival

Get into the holiday spirit this winter while taking part in the many events planned for the annual Florence Holiday Festival, during which the town is transformed into a winter wonderland full of lights, decorations and family-fun activities. On Saturday, Nov. 25, the annual Festival of Trees, a silent auction of decorated trees to benefit the Oregon Coast Military Museum, will be held at the Florence Events Center. Then, in early December, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in Old Town to initiate the city’s festivities by lighting the Christmas tree at the Siuslaw River Bridge Interpretive Center on Bay Street. A living grand fir is now the city’s 35 permanent Christmas tree and can be admired year-round. A wreath auction, candy cane treasure hunt and cookie contest also are planned during December from local merchants, in addition to several holiday concerts and such annual events as Children Repertory of Oregon Workshops’ Holly Jolly Follies variety show and the Florence Nativity Festival.

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Wine | Art | Jazz Jazz and wine lovers rejoiced at the first two FlorenceFest Wine, Art and Jazz weekend, a showcase of area artists, local wineries and smooth jazz at the Florence Events Center. Look for next year’s event in early spring. It will feature daytime and evening performances from talented musicians and groups in addition to Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s juried art show. FlorenceFest is coordinated by KCST/KCFM Coast Radio.

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Community Calendar January

Siuslaw Awards Winter Music Festival

February

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Early Rhody Flower Show Community Health Fair CROW presents “The Wiz“ FlorenceFest ‘19

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Oregon Dunes Triathlon & Duathlon Rhody Court Coronation Rhododendron Festival Rhody Flower Show

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Siuslaw Booster Club Banquet Be Ready Disaster Expo Siuslaw Open Golf Tournament Florence Coin & Stamp Show

September

Fall Beach Walk Rods ’n’ Rhodies Community-wide Garage Sale Florence Festival of Books Movie in the Park

October

Wine Walk & Chowder Trail Boomer & Senior Expo Bras for a Cause Wiener Dog Races Library demARTS Great Pumpkin Giveaway CROW Haunted Maze Trick or Treat in Old Town

November

Veterans Day Parade Food Share Pounding Community Thanksgiving Dinner Last Resort Players present “Grey Gardens” Holiday Tree Lighting Florence Festival of Trees

December

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FLORENCE 1285 Restobar abdefh$ 1285 Bay St. 541-902-8338 A&W Restaurant abej$ 17th & Highway 101 541-997-8124 Abby’s Pizza Inn of Florence abcej$ 1374 Highway 101 541-997-6608 Bay Street Grill 38 1341 Bay Street Unit E 541-902-9033 Beachcomber 1355 & 1367 Bay Street 541-997-6357 Best Thai Cuisine 1565 W 9th Street 541-997-5229 Bj’s Ice Cream Parlor efhj$ 2930 Highway 101 541-997-7286 1441 Bay Street, Old Town 541-902-7828

Chen’s Family Dish abcdej$ 3620 North Highway 101 541-902-2020 chensfamilydish.com Clawson’s Wheelhouse 820 Hwy 101 541-590-3669 Dirk’s Big Dog Donut & Deli 1136 Highway 101 541-997-8630

Firehouse Restaurant 1263 Bay Street 541-997-2800

Ixtapa Florence 1015 Highway 101 North 541-997-4499

Florence Dairy Queen 125 Highway 101 541-997-3672

Jerry’s Place Bar & Grill 88274 Rhododendron Dr. 541-997-3815

Fresh Harvest Cafe 3056 Hwy 101 541-997-4051

Kathleen & Nina’s Pie and Specialty Rest 3611 Highway 101 541-997-7004

The Hukilau 185 Highway 101 541-991-1071

Dominos abej$ 2775 Hwy 101 Suite A 541-901-3030 Open Late, We Deliver Driftwood Shores Surfside Restaurant & Lounge 88416 1st Ave. 541-997-8263 El Guadulajura 2 1517 Highway 101 541-997-4549 Elks Lodge #1858 1686 12th Street 541-997-2610

Homegrown Public House 294 Laurel Street 541-997-4886

Le Bouchon Provisions 1277 Bay Street 541-902-1397

Homegrown Wildcrafters Kitchen & Deli 249 Maple Street 541-997-5916

Little Brown Hen kadefj$ 435 Hwy. 101 541-902-2449

Ichiban Restaurant 1179 Hwy 101 541-997-8868

Los Amigos Burrito 529 Highway 101 541-997-6494

International C-Food Market 1498 Bay Street 541-997-9646

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Los Compadres Taqueria 397 Highway 101 541-997-1647 10am – 9pm “ Best margaritas in town” LoveJoy’s Tea Room & Restaurant 195 Nopal St. 907-841-0974

Rosemary’s Chocolates 954 Nopal Street 541-997-1247 Subway - North 1849 - 42nd Street 541-997-6311

Three Rivers Casino Resort/ Sweet Treats 5647 Highway 126 541-997-PLAY (7529) threeriverscasino.com

Subway Sandwiches Dunes Shopping Center 541-997-6311

Three Rivers Casino Resort World Market Buffet 5647 Highway 126 541-997-PLAY (7529) threeriverscasino.com

Maple Street Grille abdefhj$$ 165 Maple St. • 541-997-9811 maplestreetgrille.com

Sweet Magnolia Bakery 182 Laurel St 541-997-2959

Traveler’s Cove 1362 Bay Street 541-997-6845

McDonalds of Florence 2060 Highway 101 541-997-5046

Taco Bell #16803 2460 Hwy 101 N 541-902-9001

Waterfront Depot Restaurant & Bar 1252 Bay Street 541-902-9100

Mo’s Restaurant 1436 Bay St. 541-997-2185

The Bay View Bistro bdgj$$ 85625 Hwy 101 541-590-3000 bayviewflorence.com

Nosh eatery abdefghj$$ 1269 Bay Street 541-997-5899 Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza 1737 12th Street 541-997-7272 Pizza Hut 1940 Highway 101 541-997-7770 Rosa’s Florence Mexican Restaurant 2825 Highway 101 541-997-1144

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Three Rivers Casino Resort Blue Bills Sports Bar & Tap Room 5647 Highway 126 541-997-PLAY (7529) threeriverscasino.com

Fresh Made Breakfast All Day • Great Lunches too! We're not just for Breakfast anymore! 7am to 2pm • Every Day of the week 435 Hwy. 101 • 541-902-2449 Cash or Checks Only Please

Three Rivers Casino Resort Bonfire 5647 Highway 126 541-997-PLAY (7529) threeriverscasino.com

Also visit us at Nosh eatery 1269 Bay Street, Old Town

Enjoy great food and good times.

Where good friends & great food come together!

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Happy Hour Monday-Friday 3:00pm to 5:00pm Open 6 days a week at 11am, Closed Tuesday

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1297 Bay Street Florence • 541-997-1133

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Old Town Inn 170 Highway 101 541-997-7131 or 1-800-808-1115 old-town-inn.com

River House Inn 1202 Bay Street - Old Town Florence 888-824-2741 or 541-997-3933 www.riverhouseflorence.com • River Views Midcoast Wave 2018–2019

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On the River in Historic Old Town

Steps from Historic Old Town and Siuslaw River

Continental Breakfast, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Free Wi-Fi Some Private Spa Rooms, Near Golf Courses, Beaches and Oregon Dunes. Smoke/Pet Free

Near Ocean Beaches, Oregon Dunes, Golf Courses Microwaves, Refrigerators, Free Wi-Fi Smoke/Pet Free

Reservations: 888-824-2752

Reservations: 800-587-5879

1202 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon riverhouse@harborside.com www.riverhouseflorence.com

170 North Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon oldtowninn@harborside.com www.old-town-inn.com

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Harbor Vista Campground 87658 Harbor Vista Rd, .......................................................................................................................................................(541) 682-2000 Heceta Beach RV Park 04636 Heceta Beach Rd, ................................................................................................................................................................(541) 997-7664 Jessie M Honeyman 84505 Hwy 101 South,........................................................................................................................................................................ (800) 452-5687 Lakeshore RV Park

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Pacific Pines RV Park

4044 Highway 101 at 42nd Street 541-997-1434 www.pacificpinesrv.com Pets Allowed When you stay at Pacific Pines RV Park in Florence, Oregon, you will be in the “City of Rhododendrons” on the central Oregon coast, where the forest and the Siuslaw River meet the Pacific Ocean.

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Siuslaw/Alder Dune Campground, 89630 Hwy 101........................................................................................................................................................ (541) 547-3679 Siuslaw/Driftwood II, Florence, ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... (541) 271-6000 Siuslaw/Lagoon, Florence, ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... (541) 271-6000 Siuslaw/Waxmyrtle, Siltcoos Beach Access Rd, .......................................................................................................................................................................... (541) 271-6000 South Jetty RV & Camping Resort, Siuslaw National Forest - Supervisor’s Office, 05010 S Jetty Rd, ............................................................. (541) 997-8296 Three Rivers Casino Resort

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SHOP All About Olives 541-997-3174 1411 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

Bridgeport Market 541-997-5091 75 Harbor St Suite 100 Florence, OR 97439

Fred Meyer Stores 541-902-7300 4701 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

P. S. Winkles 541-902-7901 1335 Bay Street Florence, OR 97439

Artefacts 541-991-3322 1255 Bay Street Florence, OR 97439

Dragon Art Company 541-999-6451 520 Laurel St. Florence, OR 97439

Goodwill 541-997-4066 12 Street & Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

Patriot Place 541-590-5435 175 Nopal St. Florence, OR 97439

Backstreet Gallery 541-997-8980 1421 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

Florence Antiques & Coast Jewelers 541-997-8104 1220 Bay St. #100 Florence, OR 97439

Kitchen Klutter 541-997-6060 1258 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

Periwinkle Station 541-902-7901 1308 Bay Street Florence, OR 97439

Krab Kettle 541-997-8996 89487 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

Purple Pelican Antique Mall 541-997-2220 478 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

Bay Street Bling 1499 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439 Beach House Gifts 44 541.997.2066 1421 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439 BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery 541-991-8213 2285 Hwy 101 Suite H/Box 3 Florence, OR 97439 Bi-Mart 541-997-2499 4310 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

Florence Grocery Outlet 541-997-0343 2066 HWY 101 Florence, OR 97439

Lakeshore Myrtlewood 541-997-8563 83530 Hwy 101 S. Florence, OR 97439

Florence in Bloom 541-997-5391 1234 Rhododendron Dr. Florence, OR 97439

Laurel Bay Gardens 541-997-5973 88493 Hwy 101 N. Florence, OR 97439

Florence Regional Arts Alliance 541-997-4435 120 Maple St. Florence, OR 97439

Of Land & Sea 541-997-1904 1388 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

Frames of Florence 541-997-2043 2285 Hwy 101 Suite G Florence, OR 97439

Blue Heron Gallery 541-997-7993 1385 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

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Sticks and Stones Gallery 541-997-3196 1368 Bay St., Unit A Florence, OR 97439 Stitch & Sole 541-997-7463 1377 Bay Street Florence, OR 97439

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Bonjour! Inc. 541-997-8194 1336 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439 Books ‘N’ Bears 541-997-5979 1255 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

Roby’s Furniture 541-997-8214 1801 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, Stuffed Olives, Pickled Vegetables, Dips, Pickled Garlic. We also have a large variety of housewares, aprons, coasters, & kitchen gadgets.

BACKSTREET GALLERY

A Co-op of Local Artists 1421 Bay Steet, Florence, OR 97439 backstreetgallery.org 541-997-8980

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SHOP The Chicken Coop on Maple 541-991-7739 129 Maple St. Florence, OR 97439 The River Gallery 541-902-2505 1335 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439 The Studios at Jayne Smoley Design 541-991-0110 1458 1st Street Florence, OR 97439 Thrifty Threads 541-991-6196 168 Maple St. Florence, OR 97439

Treasure Bay 541-997-7300 125 Nopal St. Florence, OR 97439

Waterlily Studio 541-997-7339 1340 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

Twin Lakes Store 541-997-3021 88940 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439

Wind Drift Gallery 541-997-9182 125 Maple St. Florence, OR 97439

Vintage Blue Warehouse 541-999-1159 80 Harbor St. Florence, OR 97439

Wind Drift Kites 541-997-9182 1395 Bay St. Florence, OR 97439

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Jackets, Sweat Shirts, Frying Pans, Bowls, Cups, Plates and More

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St. Vincent de Paul • 2315 Hwy. 101, Florence

Make a personalized keepsake from your travels to Florence Fun weekend activity for families! Great for visitors who want a keepsake of their time in Florence!

CHARM TRAIL Start Collecting Yours Today Follow the Charm Trail through Oregon’s Coastal Playground www.TheSiuslawNews.com

Pick up your bracelet and signature charm at a Trailhead for $5. Then visit Charm Trail locations around Florence to add charms for $2 each to complete your bracelet. Trailheads: Siuslaw News • Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Driftwood Shores • BeauxArts Fine Art Materials & Gallery or Periwinkle Station Flo

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WORSHIP Community Baptist Church 4590 Hwy. 101, Across from Fred Meyer 541-997-7418 Sunday School, 9:30a.m. – Worship, 10:45 Wed. Prayer - 6:00 p.m. Wed. Ministries 1-8 Grade 7 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 2135 19th St. –- 997-6600 8:30am, Tuesdays, Morning Prayer Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Wed, 11 a.m. Everyone Welcome – Come walk our Labyrinth. Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Dunes Catholic Church 1.5 miles South of river on Hwy 101 541-997-2312 Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.

Cross Road Assembly Of God Corner of 10th & Maple 541- 997-3533 Adult Bible Class, 9:30am on Sundays. Sunday Services, 9am and 11am. florencecrossroad.org office@florencecrossroad.org First Baptist Church - SBC 1935 25th St. 541-997-7660 46 Pastor, Dr. Marvin Owen Series ‘Through the Bible’ on Wednesdays 6 p.m. A friendly place to worship, vacationers welcome. Sun.; 11am & 6pm, Sunday school 9:45am. Florence United Methodist Church 1st Sunday of each month worship at 10:30 am 2nd-5th Sundays worship at 9am and 10:30am Every Sunday Adult Sunday School at 9am Children and Youth Sunday School at 10:45 AM 2nd & Kingwood • (541) 997-6025

New Life Church-UPC 1525 12th St., Suite 24 541-991-9398 Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm Tues. Bible Study 7:00pm

First Baptist Church 1935 E. 25th Street, Florence, Oregon 541-997-7660

St. Mary’s Our Lady of the Dunes Catholic Church

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Fellowship and Light Breakfast................................................. 9:30AM Bible Study for All Ages ............................................................. 9:45AM Morning Worship ..................................................................... 11:00AM Evening Worship .........................................................................6:00PM

Father Panneer Selvam

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8560 Hwy 101 Florence, OR 97439 541-997-2312 www.ourladyofthedunes.org

Women’s Bible Study .................................................................. 9:30AM Men’s Fellowship Luncheon (Last Tuesday of Month) ........... Noon Cottage Prayer Group (Various Homes) ................................6:00PM WEDNESDAY

Bible Study & Prayer ...................................................................6:00PM

Mass: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday@9:00 am

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• RESIDENTIAL • LAND • COMMERCIAL • PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

JIM HOBERG Broker/Owner

Jim Hoberg is a Florence native, and has been working in Real Estate since 1989. He has served as a Principal Broker for 29 years, and is the owner of West Coast Real Estate Services, Inc. He has obtained several designations that require continuing education, which keeps him on the cutting edge of the industry and he is constantly looking for ways to expand his areas of expertise. Jim enjoys helping people find solutions to their real estate needs and discovering why Florence is such a great place to live.

1870 HWY. 126, SUITE A PO BOX 3040 FLORENCE, OR FAX 541-997-7654 www.TheSiuslawNews.com

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212 FLAVORS OF SALT WATER TAFFY ~ FULL FOUNTAIN SERVICE ~ Homemade Butter Cream Fudge, Caramel Corn and Caramel Apples Assorted Pastries Novelty Items Available: Specialty Cakes Cheesecake on a Stick, Ice Cream Cookies, Ice Cream Pies, Nutty & Plain Frozen Bananas, Parfait Cups

Over 5 Generations of Old Fashioned Goodness! Two locations in Florence

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